Saudi Bombing Suspect: “If Today Really Was the Last Day, How Would You Spend It?”


That cheerful message was reposted by Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi from the Boston Muslim Community on his Facebook page last year. FOX News is reporting that Alharbi (harb = sword) is the “person of interest” being questioned. This is still preliminary information and may not pan out in the long run.

A source close to the investigation confirms to FoxNews.com the man whose apartment was searched is considered a person of interest in the case, and is the same person of interest Fox News confirmed earlier authorities are guarding at a local hospital.

The source confirmed to FoxNews.com that the person of interest is Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a 20-year-old Saudi. His Facebook page identifies him as a current or former student at the New England School of English. He is believed to have entered the country on a student visa.

The source stressed that Alharbi is a person of interest, not a suspect, and said he suffered serious injuries in the explosion.

Alharbi’s Facebook page hasn’t been updated in a while. He is a Saudi student and poses in the photo above holding a golden gun on Saudi Day. If he turns out to be one of the perpetrators, then the timing for Obama’s new open door policy to Saudi travelers will have been a particularly bad one.

UPDATE: Unnamed law enforcement officials are saying that the Saudi they have in custody is a witness, not a suspect, but reports are that he was stopped at the scene while acting suspiciously and the same source that calls him a witness, also says that a search was conducted of his apartment. If you’re searching an apartment, then the man in question is or was a suspect.

The Saudi embassy is wired into the process and spinning furiously. The closed meeting between Kerry and the Saudi foreign minister was likely reshaped to focus on the implications of this case with officials doing their best to keep a lid on it.

UPDATE: There are more details of the search and the area.

“I don’t think he could do that,’’ the roommate, Mohammed Bodawood, told the Globe.  Bodawood described the man as a devout Muslim who is 20 years old and a fan of soccer.

According to the source, the oceanfront apartment complex is a popular rental spot for Arabs from the Middle East. He said about 30 apartments are rented to area college students from Saudi Arabia. Bodawood, who is 20 and also from Saudi Arabia, said he had lived with the man for five months.

Bodawood said law enforcement suddenly appeared at his door on Ocean Avenue on Monday night and asked him to step out of the unit. “It was scary. They told me you should be outside,” said Bodawood, who left the building and stayed overnight at a friend’s apartment. Police were still at the apartment this morning. At the apartment complex, a man who identified himself as another roommate, declined to answer questions.

  • Ar'nun

    NESE, located in Harvard Square is a small pre college school. "NESE Helps You Prepare for University, College, and Graduate School Entrance in the United States skills". Only in Cambridge!!! So this school prepares foreign nationals to get into US Universities. Seems like a noble cause, I guess. But sounds to me like somthing that could easily and inexpensively be used to obtain a student visa.

  • Raleigh

    Here we go again.If this is true then we have not truelly learned our lesson about letting intolerant Saudis into our country to take advantage of our freedoms.Ofcourse not all from Saudi Arabia are bad but from example of past terrorist attacks it seems many are.I will be watching the reaction from the President if indeed this is true especially since he approved the easing of getting VISA's into our country for Saudis.

    • Lisa

      Dear God. That Facebook quote was from the day before the Mayan End of the World. Hell, half of my friends posted that quote, and I probably did, too. Poor kid gets traumatized in a blast, and then persecuted just from belonging to the wrong country. And, by the way, our government has always loved Saudi Arabia cuz of the oil.

      • jonathan8184

        So the OBAMA FBI is "persecuting" the guy? How are they doing that Lisa? Allow me to share a little backstory with you. The "person of interest" is a kid named Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi. His clan is known to have ties to terrorism. In fact, his clan is one of the top terrorist-producing clans in Saudi Arabia.

        Many from Al-Harbi’s clan are members of Al-Qaeda. Among 85 terrorists listed by the Saudi government are several of Al-Harbi clan who have been active fighters in Al-Qaeda:

        Badr Saud Uwaid Al-Awufi Al-Harbi
        Muhammad Atiq Uwaid Al-Awufi Al-Harbi
        Khalid Salim Uwaid Al-Lahibi Al-Harbi
        Raed Abdullah Salem Al-Thahiri Al-Harbi
        Abdullah Abdul Rahman Muhammad Al-Harbi (leader)
        Fayez Ghuneim Humeid Al-Hijri Al-Harbi
        Source: http://aalhameed1.net/vb/showthread.php?t=1565

        Then you have Al-Harbi clan members in Gitmo:

        Salim Salman Awadallah Al-Sai’di Al-Harbi
        Majid Abdullah Hussein Al-Harbi
        Muhammad Abdullah Saqr Al-Alawi Al-Harbi
        Ghanem Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al-Harbi
        Muhammad Atiq Uwaid Al-Awfi Al-Harbi

    • Lisa

      Dear God. That Facebook quote was from the day before the Mayan End of the World. Hell, half of my friends posted that quote, and I probably did, too. Poor kid gets traumatized in a blast, and then persecuted just from belonging to the wrong country. And, by the way, our government has always loved Saudi Arabia cuz of the oil.

    • Lisa

      Dear God. That Facebook quote was from the day before the Mayan End of the World. Hell, half of my friends posted that quote, and I probably did, too. Poor kid gets traumatized in a blast, and then persecuted just from belonging to the wrong country. And, by the way, our government has always loved Saudi Arabia cuz of the oil.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Here is where the heretofore, no longer "person of interest" really lies – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/17/when-is-a-per

      As to Arnun's comment re Cambridge, yes, am very familiar with that leftist bastion, having spent much time visiting my son, when a student at MIT. Had to hold my nose every time I passed through Harvard Square…but MIT is a "jewel in its crown"!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Here is where the heretofore, no longer "person of interest" really lies – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/17/when-is-a-per

      As to Arnun's comment re Cambridge, yes, am very familiar with that leftist bastion, having spent much time visiting my son, when a student at MIT. Had to hold my nose every time I passed through Harvard Square…but MIT is a "jewel in its crown"!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • truth

    Turn American into a social european welfare state, inherit the problems of a socail european welfare state.

    • EarlyBird

      Yes, but this has absolutel nothing to do with this bombing being the work of a wealthy Saudi national.

      • Adrian Rainbow

        Why?

        • Adrian Rainbow

          Why did you remove my comment?

  • Doug Mayfield

    Whether or not this young man turns out to be culpable for the bombing, as a nation, we still ignore
    the fact that Islam is evil, evil right down to the very bottom, because it demands of its followers
    that they murder or enslave everyone who disagrees with them.

    Because we are a free country with respect for individual rights, we are, and will be, the target for Islamic terrorism regardless of the outcome of this investigation.

    Why do I say 'fact that Islam is evil'? Because every day in every Islamic country around the world rape, murder, atrocities, are committed by followers of Islam on behalf of their evil ideology.

    Yet the President of the United States invites representatives of Islam to the Whitehouse on a regular basis and encourages Islamic organizations to change our security policies, including that of both the FBI and the Defense Department, to make those policies more Islam friendly.

    How long are we going to tolerate Americans dying at the hands of Islam?

    • jombob

      Not true. That is a warped contortion of true Islam, used by Islamic terrorists as an excuse for their crimes. Ironic that you should share that warped view of a peaceful religion. Seems like you and those Islamic terrorists have more in common than you thought.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Islamic terrorists like the Prophet Mohammed who spread his religion through mass murder?

        • jombob

          As did the Christian crusaders. Both were wrong to do so in my opinion. Religious wars were a reality of life hundreds of years ago. Islamic terrorists do not represent true Islam. This is common knowledge to everyone, apart from Islamic terrorists and ironically, people like you.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            How can the actions of the founder of Islam not represent Islam?

          • Mary Sue

            Christian crusaders were not spreading Christianity via Crusade. The pope at the time, Urban II, borrowed from Islamic Theology to tell the crusaders that their sins would be forgiven if they helped free the Holy Land from the Muslim Occupation.

            You, dear boy, are the victim of the time honored muslim tradition of Taquiyya. (Lying to make Islam look good).

            Now, by no means are all Muslims terrorists; after all, some are "liberal" muslims that devout muslims would consider to be apostates. Muslims that would rather sit home watching TV than listen to the Hate Preaching of some Saudi-bought-and-paid-for Imam.

            However, to pretend that Islam does NOT teach violence against other religions in its own holy books is to stick one's head in the sand.

          • Indioviejo

            Are you stupid? The Muslims invaded and captured Jerusalem in 638 A.D. from Christians, and instituted a culture of terror on the inhabitants of the Middle East. The 1st Crusade came in 1099 A.D. or 461 years after the savage Muslim started persecuting Jews and Christians in the holy land. Mohamed was a pedophile, rapist, looter and terrorist, so get your facts straight before you start lying.

          • candy

            European Christians used to travel to Jerusalem,Damascus and Bethlehem on pilgrimages

            When muslims invaded and stole those areas it stopped the pilgrimages for a few years .Muslims wanted tourist $ so invited them back. But they banned them from many historic Christian religious sites.
            Then they proceeded to rob,rape and murder the pilgrims .
            This was part of the motivation for the Crusades .

          • Atikva

            "As did the Christian crusaders" – No, it's a big, fat lie. You are just repeating the myth created a few decades ago by the socialists who have no shame left when it comes to re-writing History to serve their totalitarian dream.

            The crusaders didn't spread any religion, as Christianity was already well established all over Europe If the muslims had not started in the 3rd century to forbid access to the christian holy sites of Jerusalem to the European pilgrims, abusing and maiming them, the crusaders would never have set foot in the Middle East.

          • candy

            Oops,i stepped on your post. Sorry

          • SSmith

            Go to: historyofjihad.org for more info.
            Don't worry, not a Christian site, atheist scholars, so should be "unbiased" enough for you .?

          • AnOrdinaryMan

            Yes, religious wars were a reality of life hundreds of years ago; but if you'll notice, the Crusades also ended a very long time ago. However, Islamic terrorists are STILL with us; this is common knowledge to everyone,even people like you. Thus you and your kind have felt the need for inventing "Islamophobia," a way of blaming others for the murderous acts of the Jihadists; directed at Americans, Jews, Christians, and anyone else that won't say the Shehada; or any living creature that you Muslims don't like.(Dogs, for example) This is the true Islam–because it fits right in with the deceit that's preached in your Koran.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "As did the Christian crusaders."

            That's the popular leftist view of history. Crusaders did not fight to spread religion.

            Moral equivalence theories make it so easy for leftists to use false "you did it too" arguments. And even if you can find moral equivalence, how many crusader armies do you see these days?

            I can't wait to hear that all Western military actions are crusades.

            "Islamic terrorists do not represent true Islam. This is common knowledge to everyone, apart from Islamic terrorists and ironically, people like you."

            Ah, the fallacious appeal to common sense. Everyone knows and therefore you don't need to deal with any evidence.

          • defcon 4

            Um, the First Crusade was a defensive reaction to the Jihad being committed by your fellow islamofascists in Europe/Eurabia. The Renaissance never would've happened w/o the Crusades because Europe/Eurabia would've been stuck in the islamic Dark Ages.

          • testificari

            Christ is the founder of Christianity. He murdered no one and forbade murder, as all you liars well know. Changing the subject to ancient history isn't going to work with intelligent people. Try Huffington Post or CNN.

          • Indus Valley

            @ jombob….Christians don't follow the Crusaders, they follow Jesus. Muslims follow Mohamed. That says it all. Read Koran, Ahadith & the Sunna of your prophet instead of yapping here. You are the kind of people who hold the legs of the non-Muslims when the Jihadists slit non-Muslims's throat so that they won't resist. You don't stand a chance when you tell the jihadists in Islamic countries to not wage war against the infidels period. But you have all the chutzpah to lecture us to be ignorant of the inherent violence in Islamic theology.

          • pagegl

            Most of the pronouncements from current, prominent imams in the Middle East supports the brutality of early Islam. So, who is the authority on modern Islam, you or its major religious leaders?

      • Michael Copeland

        "Kill Jews and Christians wherever you find them" (Koran 9:5). Denying any verse in the Koran is a capital offence. If a jihadi kills Jews and Christians where he finds them he is doing what it says in the book, and NO, that is no warped contortion of true Islam: It IS true Islam.

        • Spikey1

          Flag on the play
          15 yd penalty
          For using direct quotes for the Koran…..

        • Junebug2

          "And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." Koran 9:5.

          I'm a Christian, I worship the God of Abraham, just as Muslims and Jews do. Christians and Jews are not "polytheists." We worship ONE God. Next time, if you're going to attempt to quote the Koran, you should at least try to do it correctly.

          • Michael Copeland

            It is unsafe to assert that Christians worship the same god as muslims.

            “Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion in all places.
            Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,the Christians and their supporters,
            the Communists and their adherents.
            Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one."
            Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), http://www.palwatch.org Dec. 3, 2010

          • Michael Copeland

            It is unsafe to assert that Christians worship the same god as muslims.

            “Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion in all places.
            Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,the Christians and their supporters,
            the Communists and their adherents.
            Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one."
            Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), http://www.palwatch.org Dec. 3, 2010

          • Michael Copeland

            It is unsafe to assert that Christians worship the same god as muslims.

            “Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion in all places.
            Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,the Christians and their supporters,
            the Communists and their adherents.
            Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one."
            Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), http://www.palwatch.org Dec. 3, 2010

          • Michael Copeland

            The Koran explains:
            “Ibrahim was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was (an) upright (man), a Muslim (musliman), and he was not one of the polytheists.” (3:67)

            This neatly contradicts Mohammed’s own claim:

            This am I commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims. (6:163)

            Ibrahim (name rendered “Abraham” by Yusuf Ali) provides the excellent example:

            “There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people: "….we have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever,- unless ye believe in Allah and Him alone" ”

            Anjem Choudary stated “As a muslim I must have hatred for everything that is non-muslim”. That includes Christians.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "It is unsafe to assert that Christians worship the same god as muslims."

            You are way too generous here.

          • Drakken

            Christians and jews do not worship the same god as the muslims, period, the muslim religion demands blood sacrofice while God of the the christians and jews is the complete opposite demanding love of humanity.

          • defcon 4

            Just because MuhamMAD, the psychopathic Jew hater and pedophile said his was an Abrahamic faith doesn't make it so.

          • Indus Valley

            "I'm a Christian, I worship the God of Abraham, just as Muslims and Jews do"…..Do you believe that Jesus was not crucified instead someone else was crucified(Judas )? Do you believe that Abraham was about to sacrifice Ishmael instead of Issac? Doing the bidding for evil Mohamed doesn't make you a Christian. Don't delude yourself.

      • arielreliable

        Not really, the peaceful ones -and I know quite a few- AREN'T following islam according to the book. True islam is spelled out quite clearly in their koran, the moderates and peace lovin' muslims just have a different interpretation of it. Sort of like unitarians as opposed to Christians.

        • jombob

          Fair point. So do all Christians take the Bible literally? I know some do, and that is their right. But some don't. Does that make them bad people or even bad Christians?
          Any civilized person in the modern age knows to kill anyone over their religion is wrong. But sadly, some people would rather use these books to push their own agenda. All the Muslims I know are very peaceful and respectful people. Does that make them bad Muslims? I would think not.

          • Michael Copeland

            Chapter 9 of the Koran, the penultimate in chronological order, abrogates (overrides and cancels) ALL the peaceful verses that went before it. It is Islamic law, which indeed COMMANDS killing non-muslims if they do not submit to dhimmitude, the humiliating second-class status which denies them the rights afforded to muslims.

            Jihadis, promoting their ideology’s stated agenda, kill daily in the name of their religion – some five attacks per day, over 20,000 since 9/11. The Koran itself classes muslims who are not warlike as bad muslims.
            Take your Islamic authorised deception – taqiyya – elsewhere: it does not work here.

          • Michael Copeland

            The Bible does not form part of U.S. law: the Koran IS part of Sharia law, and no part of it may be denied.

          • Junebug2

            Michael Copeland, you have already shown that you don't know what Surah 9:5 says. Pretty sure you don't know what the entire thing says. Don't know where you're getting your information, but if you're going to quote something, you should at least TRY to quote it correctly. You are conflating "polytheism" (belief in multiple gods) with Judaism and Christianity. Both worship only ONE God. The same God of Abraham worshiped by Muslims.

          • Fred

            No Christians and Muslims do NOT worship the same God, no matter what propaganda Muslims tell you. Christians worship a God of Love. Muslims worship Allah -a God of Hate, could not possibly be the same as the Christian God. Allah = Satan, and Mohammud a spawn of the devil. A mass murder, rapist, pedophile, misogynist, thief and liar. All around thug who Muslims think is the perfect man. Is it any wonder they are crazy. So can any person claiming to be Muslim be a decent civilized person? The short answer is no. They may seem to be nice decent people but deep down they are all rotten if they follow Mohammud.

          • arielreliable

            allah, in modern Arabic may mean 'god' but it's not the same God who is the creator. muhammed's father and grandfather both had name which are derivitives of 'servant or slave of allah' 'allah was the god whom muhammed's family worshipped out of the polytheon of the kaba, when he siezed power he destroyed all of the otther pagan idols except his family's god. allah was the moon god, hence the crescent moon symbol, he had daughters which were denoted as stars, hence the star accompanying the crescent symbol. islam is nothing more than reworked pagan idol worship, with twisted aspects of Judaism and elements of the beliefs of a heretical sect of Christians.

          • Michael Copeland

            See replies to Junebug2 above on these points. Islam's accusation that Christianity associates partners with God – the Trinity – makes Christians "polytheists".

          • Michael Copeland

            Junebug2 correctly states that Koran 9:5 does not specify Jews and Christians to be killed. Different translators render the specified victims as “polytheists … idolaters … Pagans … and Mushrikun“ (www.corpus.quran.com). The interpretation “Jews and Christians” utilizes 9:29 “Fight against those People of the Book [Jews and Christians]” …. “those who do not believe in Allah and forbid not that which Allah has forbidden by His Messenger” to make the meaning relevant to modern readers. Islam commands the killing of ALL non-muslims. Only Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are eligible for the subjugated second class dhimmi status, paying the extortion tax, jizya, “in willing submission” (9:29).

          • candy

            One of the great misnomers about the quran is that it has one version.
            There are hundreds of different versions. There are also hundreds of interpretations.

            The Jewish / Christian Abraham has no link to the person/ version told in the quran.
            Nor is our Jesus or Mary represented in the quran.

            muhammad simply stole parts of the Old and New Testament and the Greek Orthodox bible and altered the stories .

            So add plagiarist to muhammad's resume of warlord ,rapists ,pedophile ,mass murderer,thief,liar,antisemite ,hate monger,slaver, ethnic cleanser ………….

          • Mrs.Pharaoh

            Correct

          • Mrs.Pharaoh

            Correct

          • defcon 4

            I smell a lying muslim rodentia.

          • Mrs.Pharaoh

            JuneBug 2 it is you that is deceived. Muslims and Christians DO NOT worship the same God! The Muslim God tells his followers to murder non-Muslims to gain access to paradise (you know that whore house in the sky with the the 72 virgins) while the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob died for US so we may have eternal life with HIM in paradise. The Christian God also commands us to follow the Royal Law to love our neighbors as our selves and to pray for our enemies. Seems very odd to me that Allah needs to get his minions to do his dirt work, or by chance could Allah really be SATAN?

          • Indioviejo

            Earth to dumb job, we live in a post religious society, or haven't you notice our abortion clinics and our homosexual marriages. So where are these Christians you mention? Islam is not a religion but a totalitarian political ideology, just as Fascism, and Communism, so the sooner we understand your ideology, the sooner we will be able to deal with you.

          • Mary Sue

            The problem is the Quran has no context. The Bible has context. Were parts of it meant to be read literally? Yes, as some parts are classed as "history". Other parts are meant as advice but in the grand tradition of Rabbinic Debate, in Proverbs for instance, because they contain a duality (and the concept of tradeoff: IE: "Answer not a fool according to his folly/Answer a fool according to his folly). There seems to be some confusion, as parts are like reporting the news (recording something awful someone did without endorsing it as something people should do), and other parts where certain prohibitions have become obsolete (such as not cutting the corners of one's beard–the pagan religions that did that are now extinct).

            While God did tell the Israelites to drive the evil, depraved, morally bankrupt Canaanites from the land, that's not meant to tell us what to do with people today. That is a command for a fixed point in time and particular situation.

            Being a peaceful and respectful person is never a bad thing. However, you really never know because of taquiyya, who's faking it and who's genuine. If they are genuine, OTHER MUSLIMS will think they are 'bad Muslims' and they will be as much a target as you are.

          • defcon 4

            The most admired and holy man in islam, Mohammad, was a psychopathic Jew hater and pedophile, how the hell can anyone muslime NOT know that? How can anyone muslime (or not) whitewash that away? How can you revere Muhammad and still be a "good" person? It's as ludicrous a comment as saying one can be a good nazi.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Fair point. So do all Christians take the Bible literally? I know some do, and that is their right. But some don't. Does that make them bad people or even bad Christians? "

            What kind of nutjob are you? We're looking at major problems in the world today and finding that ideology is driving most of the violence. We've found some significant factors in the original teachings of the so-called prophet of Islam and we also find that it is an ideology based on lies.

            What to do? Well, how about teaching that facts that help clear up those lies and that will reduce the violence. What is your reaction? Denial and confusion. Try to draw distinctions rather than conflate based on false assumptions. Otherwise you just serve to obscure education. This is education that could save lives and you oppose it.

            "All the Muslims I know are very peaceful and respectful people. Does that make them bad Muslims? I would think not."

            We're not talking about "most Muslims." We're talking about Islam and what it's fundamental followers are called to do, explicitly, even today. That's what caused the crusades by the way, but never mind about history because even current events are hard for you to analyze without false leftist conflation.

            Why are there so many terror attacks driven by Islam? We have some of those answers and you're interested in defending 'some Muslims" which is fine in the right context but this isn't it.

            We're trying to solve the problems caused by Islamic ideology.

          • Lan Astaslem

            it makes the non-observant muslims

          • Lan Astaslem

            makes theM

          • marielle

            here is your peaceful imam speaking. Anjem Choudary stated “As a muslim I must have hatred for everything that is non-muslim”. That includes Christians.
            Report

        • testificari

          Well isn't that a lovely whitewash- Terrorists are to nuns what Unitarians are to Christians?

          • arielreliable

            I don't think I mentioned nuns anywhere, nuns being roman catholic are in the same boat as unitarians, unfortunately for them muslims consider them to be christians and murder them just the same. if you decide to answer this post, explain what you meant by -whitewash- the usage tends to denote 'covering' something up or making something bad more palatable or acceptable. I think I was quite clear in my comparison.

      • Doug Mayfield

        No. I have nothing in common with Islamic terrorists because I condemn terrorist violence as the refuge of the intellectually and morally incompetent.

        You are free to comment on my interpretation because you (presumably) live in a country with freedom of speech. But there is no freedom of speech in any Islamic country around the world.

        Is that why 'moderate' followers of Islam never step forward to condemn the terrorist acts committed on behalf of the 'religion of peace'?

        In fact, if there are moderate followers of Islam, they don't speak up because they know that they will be attacked, raped, murdered by the vicious thugs sent forth to deal with anyone who disagrees with the evil ideology, Islam.

        • marielle

          So true

      • Bootvorgang

        The only warped thing is your cognition.

      • Atikva

        Will you please cut the BS?

        Who cares whether these mass murderers are true muslims or not according to your own criteria, do you think it makes any difference to us Westerners? They identify themselves as muslims and we don’t want them in our midst, end of story. Your coran, your takya, your jihad and the rest of your paraphernalia, you may shove them where the sun doesn't shine.

      • EarlyBird

        Jombob, whether or not Islam is truly "peaceful" has been made, sadly, academic by those who are practicing it in the violent, evil fashion that Doug describes.

        That doesn't, however, mean his nonsense about Obama is true, nor does it support the general garbage spewed on this site. We see demands to totally ban Islam being practiced here, deporting all Muslims (even if they were born here!), and to end all immigration from Muslim countries – not to mention invade and occupy Iran.

        • candy

          Maybe Iran shouldn't announce every month the Holocaust was a fraud, they are to exterminate all Jews and nuke America.

          What nonsense about Obama? Just because you don't like facts it doesn't mean they aren't real and verified

        • defcon 4

          Funnily enough Ahmed, you have nothing to say about the fact that muzlimes have banned ALL OTHER RELIGION in the kingdom of Soddy Barbaria or that the punishment for anyone non-moslem caught in Medina or Mecca is death. Your taqiyya is sophisticated, but not layered thickly enough.

      • marielle

        Read your Koran and hadiths and tell me you are religion of peace, yet ive read it and it IS NOT a religion of peace. Take your taqqiya else where.

    • elijahchristo

      Better question – how long are we going to tolerate Americans dying at the hands of their fellow Americans? Islam is no more evil than Christianity, Catholisism or any other organized religion out there. Every organized religious group has people who are willing to kill to enforce their beliefs on others. The Holocaust is a perfect example of that as are many other unnamed genocides that have occured since then and have all been overshadowed by a few Muslims killing a few non-Muslims. And I say "a few" because in comparison to how many people have died at the hand of other religions for the same reasons that you're saying Muslims kill, it is just that. A FEW. Religion is evil. Religion equals Terror. It is nothing more than a hunger for power and a battle to see who's god is better. Of course there are those who believe in their religion as a way to escape reality and believe that someone is watching over them and keeping them out of harm's way and that when they die, life will be better, but that's the same for every religion. All of them have their good and their bad people. But all of them are society's imagination running wild.

    • John

      The bible suggests killing women and children for talking back etc., does that not make Christians as evil down to the core?

      • Doug Mayfield

        Yes. Many horrible things were done to people on the basis of religion. The Middle Ages are filled with wars, persecution, torture, atrocities, all because of religious differences. I believe that one reason the founding fathers put freedom of religion into our constitution is because they saw clearly that government, which is force, should never be allowed to enforce religion on individuals.

        But now days, violence as a way of life is particular to Islam. On a daily basis, in every Islamic country around the world, violence to enforce Islam is usual and customary, not the exception.

        Most religions have evolved away from using violence to enforce their beliefs on other people. I don't feel threatened by Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, or any of the myriad religions around the world. But Islam is clearly a threat.

  • somedude

    I thought "person of interest" is a euphemism for "suspect"?

    • Mary Sue

      it's what they call a suspect when they don't want people to know they're a suspect.

      • EarlyBird

        Wrong again. A "person of interest" is just that, a person who is of interest to the cops. A "suspect" is one who has been charged.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          " A "suspect" is one who has been charged."

          Yikes. What a fool you are.

          "Person of interest" includes plausible deniability but usually refers to a person who has some suspected culpability. It allows any speaker to say that the person is merely a witness "at this point" and in theory could be applied to a mere witness.

          It's almost always euphemistic but usually for good reason. Some times they don't have solid evidence even for suspects.

          It also lowers the culpability for the speaker if the suspect wants to sue or whine about persecution.

  • jombob

    Disgraceful. Call yourself a journalist? This guy has already been declared as a witness, NOT a suspect or even 'person of interest' by the authorities. Shame on all of you hate-mongers. Just more mindless Muslim bashing.

    • jombob

      from the Washington Post:
      "Authorities also provided the first clarification of the role of a Saudi national injured in the bombing, who had been the subject of intense media speculation. A U.S. law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is unfolding, said the man is regarded as a witness, not a suspect."

      • Daniel Greenfield

        If his apartment was searched then he is either a suspect or he was a suspect.

        • SSmith

          I read somewhere that if they call him a suspect he will need a lawyer and then clam up. they learned their lesson from the underwear bomber.

      • Mary Sue

        oh yeah because we can always trust the Washington Post to give us the straight up goods! [/sarcasm]

    • jombob

      They searched his apartment yesterday, and found nothing. They now say he is not a suspect. What part of that do you not understand?

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Clearly he was a suspect since a search was conducted. His friend isn't being given access to him. He may no longer be a suspect now and considering the involvement of the Saudi government, even that may not be so.

        • jombob

          I would imagine any Saudi in the vicinity of the bomb would have been a suspect, given the sad events of recent history. The police were just doing their job. But this man in question can't help that. He can't help the fact that he is a Saudi and was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
          I thought this site was a libertarian site? Clearly some of you are struggling with what libertarian actually means.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            There were two other Saudis on the scene. And the US bends over backward for the Saudi gov.

            Libertarian doesn't mean terror friendly.

          • tickletik

            Do you get paid to shill like this?

          • who cares?

            Clearly, you are struggling with what constitutes CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER, otherwise known as "reality."

          • Looking4Sanity

            Stop thinking. It isn't helping. No. This ISN'T a "Libertarian" site. It is a common sense Conservative site, which is why you don't fit in. You don't possess either of those two prerequisite qualities.

          • Indus Valley

            jombob….Any Muslim in the vicinity of a bomb blast will be a suspect whether its in the U.S.A, Europe, Africa, China, India, Myanmar, Philippines, etc or even in the Islamic countries, Muslims are bombing Muslims. So don't come & cry here. Its not just about Saudi.

      • White Hunter

        The three bagfulls of evidence seized in the apartment and taken away is "nothing"?

    • Indioviejo

      Poor, poor, innocent Muslims, the bad people are always picking on them. But instead of staying in your rat-hole, you came to our lands to perform Dawah.

    • tickletik

      You are troll.

    • CatK

      How come those defending Muslims always seem to decide it is is OK to call others really bad names? "hate monger, " etc. This name calling is not welcome here. If you have a different opinion that is NOT based on your own hatred for other human beings, you would never need the slurs and insults. Their presence indicates that you are illogical and devoid of facts….and any semblance of tolerance or manners.

    • marielle

      idiot blind follower of the Pissful religion

    • defcon 4

      Daniel's post was deleted? Huh? Has the PC madness even infected FPM?

      Thank you for your defense of Western civilisation Daniel.

    • Gylippus

      I'll go one step further and allege that if this guy (or any Muslim) is in fact the prime suspect, the Obama cabal will attempt to suppress the evidence. It doesn't fit their narrative, they'd much rather pin it on a patriotic American.

      • White Hunter

        Wouldn't it be refreshing if our own State Department were as energetic, and as demanding, in protecting Americans abroad as the Saudis and even the Mexicans always are in protecting, and demanding the immediate release of, THEIR citizens? But I'm not holding my breath.

    • micheal

      You say Muslim bashing . What a joke. Wait till one of them do this kind of crap and it hurts or kills somebody you love or care about. Unless you'rea Muslim

    • White Hunter

      And if he's posted a FaceBook picture of himself brandishing a gun, shouldn't that be grounds for his immediate expulsion from the "school" he's allegedly been attending, under the "zero tolerance" policy that is always used like a sledge hammer against American second-graders?

  • BLJ

    I thought harb = turd.

    Saudi Arabia is the home of Wahhabism (as well as Bin Laden). They are no friend to America and yet we defend them with our military. Islam is evil.

    • jombob

      Yes, you defend their tyrannical and oppressive government because they sell you oil. By why let people's freedoms and liberties get in the way of good business eh?

      • mark

        Or nationalized healthcare,, right?

      • BLJ

        Hey buddy as far as I am concerned those diaper heads can take their oil and shove it. The U.S, could easily be energy independent if our loser politicians had the guts to go for it. I have no like for any Saudi.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Yes, you defend their tyrannical and oppressive government because they sell you oil."

        Because of insane leftists and dupes like FDR. Seems like you might be one too.

        It's the culture that's oppressive, not merely the government.

      • Drakken

        Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are not a suicide pact with our enemies and make no doubt, islam is our enemy.

      • defcon 4

        Um, I haven't noticed any muslimes in the world complaining about the fact that no other religion may be practiced in Soddy Barbaria, that Jews are officially not allowed in the kingdom, that woman are treated as second class citizens and that the penalty for anyone non-moslem being found in Medina/Mecca is death (as is apostasy).

      • Indus Valley

        jombob…..Since oil was first discovered, Saudi got U.S as a steady client to buy its oil which improved their economy. Saudi should be grateful to the U.S. During those days India & China didn't have any booming economy to buy their oil. Have you thought that Saudi is giving oil to others for free????

  • arielreliable

    jombob, I don't think BLJ was defending them, in fact his tone seemed to indicate an altogether different opinion.

    • jombob

      I wasn't disagreeing with him that the US shouldn't be defending Saudi Arabia. We just have different reason why we think that.

  • arielreliable

    Person of interest, suspect, innocent bystander, what ever. 7 bagfuls of evidence were hauled out of his apartment. We still don't know one way or the other, but this is indeed an interesting development.

    • jombob

      Yes, they most likely took his computer, books, who knows what else. Those guys are pretty thorough and they don't want to miss anything. But since they have since declared he is no longer of interest to them and is being treated merely as a witness, all these suggestions that he is a terrorist is just wrong, and might even be putting the man's life in danger. That's not right, and it goes against every thing I believe America to be about.

      Anyway, I'm done here. Good talking to you all, stay safe everyone.

    • Looking4Sanity

      It's hard for thieving government officials to turn down free porn. There were probably a couple bags worth of beer and pork rinds laying around as well.

  • David M

    Daniel, one correction: harb means war and seif means sword.
    Regards
    David

  • Alwaysn4ever

    Is that a desert eagle he has?

    • Toni_Pereira

      More like a Golden Eagle.

    • EarlyBird

      Not a Desert Eagle. It looks like a Browning Hi-power, or cousin.

    • UCSPanther

      Might be a blinged up Sig 220…

    • Drakken

      It's a Sig custom.

    • defcon 4

      Whatever it is it's gold plated isn't it?

  • SSmith

    Breaking news is that he has been released from being a suspect, but Emerson of FOX news has said the attack had all the earmarks of Jihad.
    We will see.

  • jimvj

    From Media Matters:

    "Neither Geller nor FrontPageMag noted one crucial fact: The Facebook entry about envisioning the "last day" was posted December 20, 2012 — the day before many claimed the Mayan calendar had predicted the world would end. "

  • HatersBeHating

    Wow, this website (FrontPageMag) is filled with racist dirtbags.

    • KathleenP

      What race is Islam?

    • Indus Valley

      Islam is not a race. Try to find out a different trick to defend this death cult Islam.

  • Thakin

    Whether Muslims did this or not, many Muslims including illegal Muslim immigrants in Myanmar are celebrating this inhuman killing of innocent people. http://rakhapura.com/category.php?catid=1&id=

  • Thakin

    Whether Muslims did this or not, many Muslims including illegal Muslim immigrants in Myanmar are celebrating this inhuman killing of innocent people. http://rakhapura.com/category.php?catid=1&id=

  • Thakin

    Whether Muslims did this or not, many Muslims including illegal Muslim immigrants in Myanmar are celebrating this inhuman killing of innocent people. http://rakhapura.com/category.php?catid=1&id=

  • Thakin

    Whether Muslims did this or not, many Muslims including illegal Muslim immigrants in Myanmar are celebrating this inhuman killing of innocent people. http://rakhapura.com/category.php?catid=1&id=

  • Thakin

    Whether Muslims did this or not, many Muslims including illegal Muslim immigrants in Myanmar are celebrating this inhuman killing of innocent people. http://rakhapura.com/category.php?catid=1&id=

  • KathleenP

    My God, I am so sick of smug self-righteous liberal types who attack others as "haters" or "hatemongers" simply for noticing that about 99 percent of terror attacks like this one are committed by persons of a certain religious identity. It's pathetic, like little kindergarten children calling each other "meanie" on the playground.

    Since when did hate become an unacceptable emotion? I do note hate all Muslims, but I DO hate Islamists and Muslim supremicists, and yes, I WILL suspect them whenever things like this happen, and no, I will NOT apologize if I am proven wrong. Deal with it.

    • http://www.sportsmogul.com Clay

      Islam scares me for a lot of reasons. But get your facts rights. The majority of terror attacks on U.S. soil in the last 3 years were committed by Christians. In the last 5 years: Christians. In the last 10 years: Christians. In the last 50 years: Christians. In the last 100 years: Christians. Notice a pattern?

      Let's talk about Islam's oppression and cruelty. Let's talk about the fact that they execute women for being raped. But let's not pretend that "99%" of terror attacks are committed by Muslims. That just makes us look stupid and ignorant.

      • defcon 4

        WRT your last sentence, you should look in a mirror and point the finger of accusation there.

    • Atikva

      "Since when did hate become an unacceptable emotion?"

      Since the leftists decided to use this word (and many others) as a weapon against their opponents. No one, not even Mr. Obama's clique, can control human emotions – they just happen. Only the person who feels such emotions can choose whether or not to act upon them.

  • defcon 4

    Why shouldn't I hate muslimes? They CHOSE to believe in a religion that promotes Jew hatred, Christian bigotry, misogyny and hatred of polytheists. I believe it's the only religion on earth that has verses (in the hadith) that call for the genocide of Jews. I hate the muslimes in the same way I hate nazis and for practically the same reasons.

    • Indus Valley

      You are right. All Muslims follow Koran if not they are called as Apostates/ex-Muslims. The Koran is full of genocidal verses against the infidels & particularly promote killing of the Jews & the Hadiths are no less. Even a 'moderate' Muslim hates the Jews to the core leave alone Israel. They hate Israel because they hate the Jews not the other way as some brain dead leftists claim. As we have seen many 'moderate' Muslims suddenly turn religious, We can't trust them period.

  • Jeff Ludwig

    Interesting article. Thanks Mr. Greenfield.

  • SSmith

    Or Christianity, Buddhism etc. They are in fact the racists by describing Islam and Muslims as a race but they are incapable of understanding that.

  • Rothschild

    “Innocent” Saudi has ties to several Al-Qaeda Terrorists

    By Shoebat Foundation
    http://shoebat.com/2013/04/17/innocent-saudi-has-

    • Indus Valley

      Very informative link…….Thanks

  • flash287

    I heard the Walid Shoebat interview on Mike Savages radio show. Please check out shoebat's website here http://www.shoebat.com You will discover more information on why and how Obama and his progressives must prove the marathon perpetrator is a Tea Partyier. (Not doing so would undermine all the concessions and sharia invites into the US.
    BTW: Notice how the Boston bombing, and now Ricin completely ended the North Korean threat? Gee isn't nice NK just folded the tents and went away. Also the news is short ciruited about the how Kerry made a deal with China on reigning in NK in exchange for pulling out missiles defenses in that part of the world.

  • Anamah

    This one seems to be The Real Inconvenient Truth!

  • WilliamJamesWard

    If justice was served after 9/11 there would have been no Saudis coming to America, oh maybe
    some that could dig out from under a billion tons of sand turned to glass but they would be
    looking for a glass of water and not travel, not ever……………………………………William

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